Aussie has her leg mangled by a crocodile after stepping in a waterhole, but the terrifying encounter only made her thirsty: “Just bandage it up and take me to the pub.”
- Aussie was bitten by a juvenile crocodile in the Kimberley region of Western Australia
- He took three big cuts on his leg, but he didn’t let it get in the way of a beer.
- Later, the man was photographed resting his bandaged leg on a bench at the Kununurra Hotel.
A brave Aussie who nearly lost his leg to a crocodile has made sure his gruesome injuries don’t stop him from enjoying a cold beer in the pub.
Kyle Hutchinson was close by in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, an area known for its large population of deadly reptiles.
Mr Hutchinson received three deep cuts to his right shin in the attack and was photographed wincing as bottled water was poured over his wounds.
The brave Aussie sat in the boot of the car as he received first aid on the nasty puncture holes caused by one of the world’s most feared and deadly predators.
Not about to let the terrifying encounter get in the way of a good time, however, Mr. Hutchinson enjoyed a well-deserved Aussie-style ale.
A brave Aussie who nearly lost his leg to a crocodile made sure his gruesome injuries didn’t interfere with a cold beer in the pub.
The crocodile survivor was photographed a few hours later resting his bandaged leg on a bench at the Kununurra Hotel, a popular watering hole in the East Kimberley region.
Social media users were quick to applaud Mr. Hutchinson for his bravery.
“Dudes like ‘nah just sell it and take me to the pub’,” wrote one man.
‘That’s the Australian way! Yewwww! another commented.
“It’s summer, I didn’t expect the water to be cool,” joked a third.
‘I’d have to go to the pub too,’ added a fourth.
Mr. Hutchinson wasn’t about to let the scary encounter get in the way of a good time and, in true Aussie fashion, he enjoyed a well-deserved beer (Australian pub stock image)
The heartbreaking close call comes just days after a Northern Territory shopkeeper was nearly eaten alive by a giant crocodile on his way to work.
Kane Marcus was driving his truck when he saw the crocodile near Gunbalanya and got out of his truck to take a photo.
His friend, who was driving the vehicle behind him, filmed the encounter and showed the alligator lunging at Mr. Marcus, forcing the frightened merchant to jump away.
Mr. Marcus defiantly continues to film the reptile on his phone as it changes course and takes a bite out of the tire of his trailer.
“Brus, that’s perverse,” says the friend off camera.
The couple finally managed to take a photo next to the gigantic crocodile as it stood motionless on the other side of the road.
A shopkeeper is lucky to be alive after coming within meters of a giant crocodile while trying to take a picture with it on the side of the road.
In June, a pub owner went viral after smashing a frying pan over the head of a crocodile.
The close encounter footage has acted as a reminder of the dangerous nature of the reptiles and a recommendation that residents stay away from them.
In June, a pub owner went viral after bashing the head of a crocodile with a frying pan, which turned and ran back into the water.
The wild moment was captured on camera at the Goat Island lodge in the Northern Territory with Kai Hansen refusing to back down from the 2.5m reptile.
Across Australia there are thought to be over 100,000 full-size crocodiles in the wild with the largest population found in the Northern Territory.
Male crocodiles can reach a staggering 3.3m in length, while females can grow up to 2.3m with a bite force of 3700 PSI.
PSI is an abbreviation for “pounds per square inch” and the term is used as a unit of measurement to determine the bite force of animals.
WHAT IS A SALTWATER CROCODILE?
- It is the largest of all living reptiles, growing up to 6 m in length and weighing one ton.
- They typically remain motionless and camouflaged for very long periods and are often mistaken for a partially submerged log.
- Capable of propelling itself through water at surprising speed up to speeds of around 18 km/h
- With its eyes and nostrils on the top of its head, it can remain mostly hidden below the surface of the water.
- It is distinguished by its large size, volume, and wide, rounded muzzle.
- The mouth contains 40 to 60 large teeth designed to tear off the meat of the prey when the food is swallowed whole.
- Strictly carnivorous, it eats fish, birds, and even kangaroos, water buffalo, cattle, flying foxes, crabs, and turtles that venture near the water’s edge.
- Most prey is ambushed and then drowned or swallowed whole.
- When hunting for prey, they lie in wait, partially submerged or completely underwater.
- They inhabit mangrove swamps, coastal marshes and river mouths, around the upper part of Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.
- The saltwater crocodile can live up to 70 years.
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